The Cop Block Tour Soon Departing!

Published On January 18, 2013 | By Pete Eyre | Articles

I’ll soon be kicking-off The Cop Block Tour – connecting with Copblockers and like-minded individuals in a number of cities in an effort to advance the police accountability movement. Ideas have consequences and I truly believe that through the introduction and incorporation of better ideas, we can quite literally, change the world.

Here’s the current overview from CopBlock.org/Tour:

Kicking-off from Keene, NH in mid-January and ending a month and almost 4,000-miles later at the Liberty Forum in Nashua, NH, The Cop Block Tour seeks to facilitate local, on-the-ground connections, brainstorming and the sharing ideas and tactics, and collaboration, to grow and make more effective efforts for police accountability.

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My ultimate motivation to to live in a society free from the scourge of institutionalized violence. Most of us recognize that the theft of property or the attempt to coerce another person is wrong, yet many still don’t question the foundation upon which policing today is based – a claimed “legitimate” right to initiate force.

The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime. - Max Stirner

Through The Cop Block Tour, I hope to connect with individuals who recognize that the emerging police state we see isn’t the best way to achieve the stated desired conclusion – safety, security, freedom, peace, prosperity. The current means can never achieve those goals. But a different means can.

If one takes care of the means, the end will take care of itself.
– Carl Watner

Police today claim to protect you, but then paradoxically demand the right to steal wealth you’ve created to fund their operations. And they claim such doublespeak fictions as “sovereign immunity” and “acting under color of law” to eliminate repercussions to their negative actions. When any double-standard is allowed for it can only worsen in size and scope. For more on this front watch the video Want to End Police Brutality? Focus on the Institution and the resources at CopBlock.org/Knowledge and CopBlock.org/WelcomeLEOs.

Throughout the tour frequent updates will be made via Twitter.com/CopBlock and Bambuser.com/channel/CopBlock

pete-tahoe-copblock-croppedWhile I will churn out some polished videos when on the road, due to the quick pace of the tour, it’s likely that most of the over-arching, high-caliber content will be released afterwards. However, during the next month, I plan to upload raw content from each stop to city-specific playlists at the newly-created YouTube.com/CopBlockRaw so it can be viewed and utilized by others in the meantime.

Some background about myself – I went to school for law enforcement, worked in DC’s libertarian think tank world for four years, then hit the road with Motorhome Diaries then Liberty On Tour, and am now most-active with Cop Block, as I see the need for a complete liberty voice in the conversation of police accountability. That is, the fact that badges don’t grant extra rights, where we’re all free to act so long as we don’t initiate violence. For more, check out all my posts made to CopBlock.org.

Note too that it’s not just be behind this effort – many others helped lay the groundwork and are contributing behind the scenes. Much love to them!

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
- Mortimer Adler

It’s about freedom coupled with responsibility. Despite talking a good game – the “freedom” we’re said to have is usurped by those who claim to be “authorities” while such folks shirk their own responsibility for actions that cause real harm. The Cop Block Tour seeks to be a catalyst to bring-about real connections so that one day, the need for this project becomes non-existent.

I look forward to connecting with many of y’all awesome folks when out on the road!

This video, published in January 2013, provides background about CopBlock.org and identifies three areas, including a short tour, that are thought to be an effective use of resources to advance the fact that badges don’t grant extra rights.

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About The Author

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, Eyre seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. He later hit the road as co-founder of the Motorhome Diaries and Liberty On Tour, and now resides in the 'shire.
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  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Shame you guys are not coming here to Roanoke, Virginia. But otherwise a great idea.

  • http://yahoo larry

    To bad you will not be stopping in Steubenville Ohio for a visit. The Feds have nailed the SPD for civil rights violations against quite a few people in the past. Now the SPD are being investigated by the Feds for a cover up of a rape back in August by a couple of the high school football teams players. They are also investigating the Jefferson County Sheriff for his hand in the cover up. Along with Coaches, other players, and Parents. It has been all over the news as of late.

    Steubenville has always been viewed as a corrupt and criminal town. Known as Little Chicago. The cops would rather spit in you than have any thing to do with you.

    Anonymous and a branch of WIKI LEAKS has gotten involved to force Steubenvills hand in the matter.

  • North Philly

    Please come to North Philly!!!!

  • http://suijurisforum.com indio007

    Boston can’t get no love? :(

  • Ken W

    Where are you guys stopping for the Jeffrey Weinhaus protest? I want to get in on that one.

  • spirit of 46

    please visit St. Robert, Missouri-it will mean so much to folks here…you have no idea.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jason.steele.50 Jason Steele

    I really wish you guys would make a stop in Dallas sometime. I’ve always wanted to shake Ademo’s hand.

  • spirit of 46

    You guys are going to St. Louis Missouri and Columbia Missouri. Please detour through Interstate 44 and stop at exit 161 and visit the town of St. Robert Missouri